Who We Are

our mission, vision and beliefs

Our Mission

To reach and empower people with the life and love of God.

Our vision

To see the life and love of God continually reaching and multiplying in our world.

Our Beliefs

The following “we believe” statements are the major tenets of faith that ground, influence and guide the mission, vision, values, purpose and methods of Life Source Church.

God

We believe in God, the Creator, Almighty Maker of Heaven and Earth manifested in 3 persons: Father, Son (the Word made flesh) and the Holy Spirit. 

Creation

We believe that in the beginning God created the Heaven, the Earth, the sea and all that is in them in 6 days. God’s original purpose was to create and maintain a world where love (His express image and likeness) reigned and perpetually filled the earth . At the end of day 6 it was very good and God rested the 7th day.

Mankind

We believe God made mankind (male and female) on the 6th day of creation in the image and likeness of Himself. He blessed them, gave them dominion and commanded them to be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth. Mankind lived in complete harmony with God until the day Adam sinned, causing death to enter into the world, and became enemies of God in their mind by wicked works. Jesus came to redeem and restore mankind back to their original state and through His death, burial and resurrection, all who believe/receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, come back into perfect relationship with God.

Jesus

We believe that Jesus is the Messiah (the Christ), the Great I AM, the only begotten Son of God, the Word made flesh and the One and only Savior of the world. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, shed His precious blood, died for the sins of all mankind, fulfilled the law and forgave and reconciled humanity to himself. He was then buried in a tomb, rose again on the third day, appeared many times to His disciples, spoke to them of things pertaining to the Kingdom of God for 40 days, ascended to heaven, sat enthroned at the right hand of the Majesty on high, sent back the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost and is now interceding and reigning with His Bride, The Church. Jesus Christ is He who was, and is and is to come.

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is God. He indwells every born-again believer in Jesus Christ. He assures and empowers our relationship with the Father. He inspired scripture, guides us into all truth, teaches us all things, brings to remembrance all that Jesus taught and exalts the name of Jesus Christ. He is the Promise of the Father, the regenerator of mankind, the Counselor, the Helper and the gift giver.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are in operation today and should be exercised decently and in order for the edification of the church and the evangelization of the world.

Salvation

We believe salvation is a personal gift from God. Salvation is the act of being saved, born-again, made righteous, healed, delivered and made whole. Salvation is only possible through the atoning death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe salvation removes the identity and effects of sin that caused us to be alienated from and enemies of God in our minds and gives us a new identity in Christ Jesus, reconciling us back to the Father. Salvation can only be received by grace through faith and is intended for our whole, spirit, soul and body.

Healing

We believe that divine healing through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ was completed through the finished work of the cross and is now appropriated by faith. We believe it is our Father’s desire for us to reign in life through the One (Jesus Christ), be in health, and prosper even as our souls prosper.

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the inspired authoritative word of God. It is the written record of God’s covenant journey with mankind which contains 5 major covenants and supporting canons that God made with mankind throughout history including the New and Better Covenant, in which we now live. The Bible is NOT a static record of God BUT is a dynamic, progressive, revelation of God leading to the final revelation of God in Jesus Christ. It points us to Jesus, the Word made flesh, teaching us, by the grace of God and the empowering of the Holy Spirit, how to live godly, wisely and Christ-like in every generation.

The Church

We believe that the Church is the world-wide family of God, made up of all people who put their faith in Jesus Christ. With Jesus as the head, the Church is led by apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers who have been called to equip the saints for the work of the ministry in reaching the world with the gospel of the Kingdom of God. The church is also known in scripture as, but not limited to: “the household of faith”, “the bride of Christ”, “the body of Christ”, “the city of the living God”, “the heavenly Jerusalem”, “the general assembly”, “the flock of God”, “the family in heaven and earth” and “the house/temple of God.”

The Kingdom of God

We believe that the Kingdom of God is the present and ongoing dominion/rule of God, through His family (church), characterized by righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. The Kingdom of God is physically manifested when earthly issues experience heavenly solutions. The Kingdom of God is the central theme of Jesus’ ministry. He brought the Kingdom, proclaimed the Kingdom, demonstrated the Kingdom and commissioned His disciples to spread the good news of the Kingdom. When people are born again, they are translated out the Kingdom of darkness and into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son. We believe that of the increase of His government (Kingdom) and peace there shall be no end.

Water Baptism

Water baptism is the physical act of being immersed in water after a person makes a decision to put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. When a person is baptized he or she is personally identifying with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, in effect saying by his or her actions, “Jesus’ death was my death and His resurrection is my resurrection. I am now a new creation in Christ; I in Him and He in me!”  We believe every born-again follower of Jesus Christ should be water baptized.

Baptism with the Holy Spirit

We believe that being baptized with the Holy Spirit is a spiritual baptism that equips the believer with supernatural power to be a witness in word and deed. We believe every born-again believer possesses the Holy Spirit but being baptized with the Holy Spirit is a specific and subsequent event to being born-again. Jesus desires all His children to be baptized with the Holy Spirit and this baptism was made possible 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection on the day of Pentecost. Other Biblical names/phrases given to the same experience are “being filled with the Holy Spirit” and the “coming upon” of the Holy Spirit. This experience/empowerment is available to all born-again believers who ask for the Holy Spirit.

Financial Giving

We believe the way God financially provides for His ministry is through people voluntarily and faithfully giving tithes and offerings. This financial system has been in operation since the beginning, was governed by the law under the Old Covenant and is NOW governed by love in the New Covenant. It is every person’s opportunity and joy to faithfully give to the local church and toward the increase of God’s Kingdom ministries on the earth. Giving is an act of worship and is an avenue through which Heaven’s resources flow to and through people’s lives.

Marriage

We believe that marriage was created and therefore defined by God as the covenantal union between one man and one woman for life. Marriage is a physical representation of Christ’s spiritual relationship with His Church. In marriage a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, the two becoming one flesh. Marriage is the blessed foundation for healthy family and the bedrock of all human society.

Christian Maturity

We believe that the moment a person puts their faith in Jesus Christ they are a born-again, new creation son or daughter in the Kingdom of their Father God. The Holy Spirit comes to abide in that person and begins working through the regenerating, renewing and sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit. God transforms believers from the inside out as their minds are renewed by the truth/power of the Word of God. This is what is referred to in the Bible as growing in grace and knowledge, also known as salvation of the soul.

Heaven and Hell

We believe that heaven and hell are real places. We believe there is a resurrection of the righteous and a resurrection of the wicked–one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting contempt. As it says in John 3:17-18, “God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” We believe that people must be born again. He who has the Son has life and he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. God is not willing that any perish but that all would come to repentance and a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

The Goal of Our Instruction

We believe that the ultimate goal of our instruction is to be LOVE from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Our faith, mission, vision, values, purpose and methods ought to always culminate in LOVE. God is LOVE.